Victor Saltzpyre, co-op game Vermintide 2’s imperious witch hunter, is the next member of the Ubersreik Five to get a new career. The latest Vermintide 2 DLC is out now, and adds the Warrior Priest career for Saltzpyre, replacing his trademark brace of pistols with a lot of big-ass hammers.
“Warrior priests have been a central part of Warhammer for a very long time, and who would do it better than our own Sigmarite, Victor Saltzpyre,” developer Fatshark says. “The Warrior Priest of Sigmar is probably the most requested career there is, and for good reason.”
As with Markus Kruber’s Grail Knight career and Bardin Goreksson’s Slayer career, Saltzpyre’s new Sigmarite warrior priest role skips ranged combat entirely, trading in his pistols for a mighty silver Skull-Splitter Hammer. And when one hammer isn’t enough, Warrior Priest Saltzpyre can bring two of them. He has other options, of course: he can also carry a shield or a blessed tome in his off hand, or he can opt for the two-handed Reckoner Great Hammer.
Here’s the trailer, revealed at the Game Awards on December 9:
As usual with these career DLCs, the Warrior Priest pack includes a new talent tree with new abilities, new voice lines for Saltzpyre, and a badass looking new character skin that’s covered in purity seals, skulls, and armour plating (probably done up in a nice Leadbelcher with a grimy shade layer of Nuln Oil).
Fatshark says the Warrior Priest is particularly good at taking down Chaos Warriors, and he’s great for carrying Skaven Grimoires the party finds – in this career, Saltzpyre is unaffected by the curse they normally apply. His new career skill is a magic shield that he can use on himself or his allies, which will come in very handy during Vermintide 2’s frantic horde attacks.
The Warrior Priest DLC is available on Steam right now because Sigmar wills it. It’s the fourth career DLC for Vermintide 2, which means bright wizard Sienna Fuegonasus will be up next for the final add-on career expansion.